Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone is a New York-based filmmaker who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years as an animation/motion control cameraman, gaffer, camera assistant, D.P., and director. He spent a year and a half videotaping Holocaust survivors for the Survivors of the Shoah project and has a Master of Communication Arts degree. When he isn't working at B&H, he pursues personal filmmaking projects and spends time with his children. His personal website is www.gladstonefilms.com.

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4 days ago
At 7" big, with 4K recording and monitoring (in HD) on a 10-bit screen, the Atomos Shogun Inferno is ready to handle your 4K shooting needs without breaking a sweat....
1 week ago
Whether you’re a student or a seasoned veteran, selecting the right camera can make your head spin with questions. Does sensor size matter? What’s the difference between 4:2:0 and 4:2:2? Do I really need a camera that can record 4K? What about raw? We’ll explain the key components that help a camera produce cinematic images, and in doing so, hopefully help you make that all-important decision....
1 week ago
No matter what time of year, there always seems to be a party, occasion, get-together, or something that calls for some kind of gift. Last-minute panic gift-getting often leads to questionable choices that may cause you to be excluded from the next party or two—hey, the drug store was closing and all they had left was a combination manicure/toe-nail fungus kit and I didn’t want to show up empty...
3 weeks ago
Looking through an on-set or kit bag, you never know what little surprises you may run into. For example, one Assistant Cameraman (A.C.) with whom I studied years ago used to carry disposable razors. Why, you may ask? An actor with whom that AC once worked was always worried about his five-o’clock shadow, and the makeup person didn’t have a razor. I didn’t carry around disposable razors, but in...
3 weeks ago
If you have a young filmmaker in your life and you are looking for some way to connect with them, then this is the article for you. From big to small, inexpensive to “it’s more than I paid for my first new car!” this article will briefly touch upon practical and fun gear for young filmmakers, beginning and experienced.  While you may be concerned that gear-buying is a very personal decision (and...
1 month ago
I have worked on many shoots with teleprompters over the years, although I was never a teleprompter operator. Usually, the prompters were big beasts with dedicated setups off in the corner on a rolling tripod. More recently, teleprompter operators would come to location with their own setup of prompter, monitor, laptop, and at least one box of cables. Transporting all this gear would fill the...
1 month ago
You may not have noticed it, but the folks over at Core SWX have been quietly busy making subtle upgrades to their batteries and battery technology, upgrades that yield some significant gains in consistency and usability. With the HyperCore series, whether it is the...
2 months ago
We at B&H Photo are proud to announce that Sacthler’s first signature edition tripod is available for pre-sale. The Freddie Wong Signature Edition Tripod System is a special combination of...
2 months ago
Building an LED light into the front of a camcorder seems obvious, and you can expect more cameras to follow suit, but it is a bit revolutionary—similar to building a mic into the camcorder’s top handle. The...
3 months ago
The 2016 New York City Drone Film Festival recently announced its winners, so now is the perfect time to start planning your entry for 2017. With this in mind, I sought out festival director Randy Scott Slavin, who was already working on a drone race, to find out just what sort of entries the 2017 festival would be entertaining. I was hoping to find out and, of course, share with you, the secret...
3 months ago
Expanding the Xeen focal-length range to include a 135mm has been in the...
4 months ago
If you’ve been worried that the advent of HDR would leave your Atomos Shogun, Ninja Assassin,...
4 months ago
We here at B&H are happy to introduce six of of Telmax’s new line of teleprompters that span the range of full-blown, monitor-included prompters ranging in size from 15 to 19", as well as a smaller prompter setup, designed to work with your iPad or Android tablet. The Telmax ...
4 months ago
Whether you are working on a narrative, webisode, documentary, or commercial, at some point you are going to end up shooting in an unfamiliar location. Being prepared will improve your shoot and the chances that you will be allowed to return. There are many things to consider when shooting on location, and they will vary depending on the kind of location, so consider these few suggestions a...
5 months ago
Working on a film set can be a loud experience, with a variety of terms or jargon bandied about that has developed over the past hundred and twenty years or so. I wanted to share with you a smattering of what is said, not said, and what it all means. Hand signals These can help to reduce the noise on a set, which is a good thing, since the last thing you as a crew member want is to be noticed for...

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